- Associated Press - Thursday, November 6, 2014

UT Martin (5-5) at No. 1 Mississippi State (8-0), 4 p.m. EDT (SEC Network)

Line: No line.

Series Record: Mississippi State leads 1-0

WHAT’S AT STAKE

Mississippi State is trying to win its 12th straight game dating back to last season and remain the No. 1 team in the country for the fifth straight week. UT Martin is trying to pull a mammoth upset. The Skyhawks have only beaten one FBS team in program history.



KEY MATCHUP

Mississippi QB Dak Prescott vs. UT Martin defense: It’ll be interesting to see how much MSU coach Dan Mullen lets Prescott play on Saturday against an FCS opponent. Prescott, who has thrown for 2,025 yards, 16 touchdowns and seven interceptions this season, has been battling a sore left ankle/leg that limited his movement in a win against Arkansas last week.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

UT MARTIN: RB Abou Toure: Toure had the best game of his career last week in a win over Murray State, running for 234 yards and three touchdowns on 29 carries. He averaged 8.1 yards per carry and was named the Ohio Valley Conference player of the week.

MISSISSIPPI STATE: RB Josh Robinson: It remains to be seen how much Robinson will play against the Skyhawks, but the 5-foot-9, 215-pound junior has run for 951 yards and 11 touchdowns this season.

FACTS & FIGURES

Mullen has a 44-28 record at Mississippi State over six seasons, which puts him third in MSU history for career wins at the school. … Mississippi State’s current 11-game winning streak is the second-longest in the country behind Florida State and the longest for the Bulldogs since 1942 to 1944, when they won 13 straight. … Mississippi State leads the nation in red zone defense. Opponents have made 28 trips inside the 20-yard line, but scored just 16 times, including nine touchdowns. … This is the first time that UT Martin is facing the No. 1 team in the country at the FBS level. The Skyhawks have a 1-17 record all-time against FBS teams, with the lone victory coming against Memphis in 2012. … UT Martin backup quarterback Dylan Favre, who is the nephew of Brett Favre, will be returning to Mississippi. He was a backup QB at Mississippi State from 2010-11.

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